The Art Collections Staff had an exciting week! Our team visited both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum to see works by artists featured in the Escalette Collection of Art. On Monday, September 16th, we took a trip to Los Angeles to visit LACMA to explore “Mary Corse, A
The light and space movement originated in Southern California in the 1960’s and was directly influenced by California Impressionism in combination with the development of Minimalism in the 1960’s. The Light and Space movement focuses on utilizing light in order to create color and form, similar to the technique used by California Impressionists. Prominent artists in
You know Dali and Monet and Warhol and Matisse, you know Pollock, Picasso and Rembrandt and O’Keeffe, But do you recall, The most subtle painting of all? Untitled by Mary Corse Was a very abstract piece And if you ever saw it You would even say, “oh geez!” All of the other paintings Used to laugh and call it names They never let Untitled
Minimalist art was developed in the early 1960’s as a direct descendant of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Just a decade earlier the abstract expressionists took hold of the art world, further progressing the way that artwork was conceptualized. The goal of abstract expressionism is simply to let the artist express their emotions through their artwork.
For the final post in The Art of Writing about Art series we turn to the newest work to enter the Escalette Collection: Soo Kim’s hand-cut paper That was because this year will of course go on (2014). Like Mary Corse’s Untitled, with which we began, Kim’s relief sculpture in paper is a study in
In ART 261 students are introduced to the objects, theories, and methods of the study of the history of art from the Renaissance to today. The first assignment for the class is to write a formal analysis of a work of art. Formal analysis is the backbone of art writing, whether it be art history,
To many, white may represent ‘nothing’ – the absence of color, shape or form of any kind. However, white can reveal its own complexities and meanings just as any color can. Artists Mary Corse and Sam Francis use plenty of white in their work, challenging our perceptions of negative space, and creating new interpretations of
This Saturday, April 11, 2015, is Slow Art Day! It is one day every year in which people visit local museums and galleries all over the world to really take their time to look at art slowly. The idea is that each person should look at five works of art for 10 minutes each, and